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Novel Nuclear Radiation Protection Blanket

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91718
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0316
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Novel Nuclear Radiation Protection Blanket
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0440
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

A "dirty bomb" is a "radiological dispersal device" (RDD) that combines a conventional explosive with radioactive material. Protection from radiation emitted by a RDD will require shielding for first-responders and military personnel who must walk into an environment recently exposed to such explosions for decontamination. The garments currently available in the market are not suitable for such situations. A new breathable and flexible resistant fabric that can shield radiation emitted from radioactive materials such as Cs-137 and Co-60 is therefore required. In the proposed Phase I effort, Materials Modification, Inc. will fabricate a novel breathable blanket made from radiation resistant material and evaluate its radiation shielding property against Cs-137 gamma radiation. In the Phase II, radiation resistant fabrics developed in Phase I will be stitched into radiation blocking garments suitable for extended wear.

Principal Investigator:

R. Radhakrishnan
Chief Technology Officer
7035601371
radha@matmod.com

Business Contact:

T.s. Sudarshan
President & CEO
7035601371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS MODIFICATION, INC.
2721-D Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No